19 December 2007

Upside Down Shepherd's Pie

Upside Down Shepherd's Pie
The countdown to the final days of Christmas have arrived! Five days...18 hours...left to go. With all the holiday preparation , parties and get togethers there seems to be no time for everyday cooking. This is when I fall upon quick and easy meals or what I have languishing in the freezer for days such as these. I always have some of this Shepherd's Pie in my freezer, and, if not, it is quick to prepare. It is comforting as well, so, makes a perfect work day meal!

To boost the colour appeal add any vegetables you desire to the mix. The photo does not do the flavour justice! I love having the mashed potatoes on the bottom that way they stay moist and delicious....hence..."Upside Down Shepherd's Pie"!! Just toss together a salad and you have it made!

We are having a potluck at work today as a Christmas celebration and gift exchange. Am I bringing Shepherd's Pie...well no... but I have spanakopita ready to go in the oven.

**Upside Down Shepherds Pie**

2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 lb lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup corn kernels
½ cup beef stock
¼ cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup diced sweet green pepper

In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, mash with milk, butter and half of the salt. Spread in 8 cup casserole dish.

Meanwhile, in skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Spoon off any fat. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Stir in corn, stock, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and remaining salt; cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Spoon over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese; broil until melted. Sprinkle with green pepper.

Serves 4

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  1. Oh yum!! I used to love eating Shepherd's pie in UK.I make it here sometimes. Looks great Valli. Merry Christmas!:))

  2. A great idea Val...Shepherd's pie deconstructed. Thanks for the quick meal tip!

  3. Hey Valli! This shepherds pie looks so yummy. I am so glad to be back home again. Just catching up today on the blogsphere. Missed you all. Back to ya later!

  4. mmm.shepherd's pie! Great idea!

  5. I love this idea! It sounds delicious.

  6. Hey Val, just saw your note to me regarding your spice package. Maybe Katie or Lindsay could check with the person who has your name to see when it was sent. Maybe it could be tracked!

  7. What a great idea to bring spanakopita at work. Enjoy!

  8. I always make extra mashed potatoes so I can do this - I like the potatoes on the bottom. I'm trying that next time.
    I also like your Almond Roca and your Cranberry Bark (I'm catching up on my reading) Hope the bellinis were good....

  9. The shepherds pie looks hearty and tasty. I like the idea of making upside down.

  10. Trust you to be different - but I LOVE it!!

  11. Your recipes are great! Hope I could do justice to recreating them! Well, one of them...


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